TRUTH SEEKERS

How can we believe in something that can’t be scientifically proven?

As a teenager, how can we avoid being self conscious?

What do Christians believe happens after death?

Your questions, answered.

The youth and young adults of Australia submitted 100+ questions to our panelists at Assemble 2020, and we’re answering them all. Join us in this series with His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa, as we speak with the youth, answering questions and seeking the Truth.

TRUTH SEEKERS | TRAILER

 

A new series for the youth by the youth, touching on today's challenges and curiosities in discussion with His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa. Watch as controversies and different perspectives are addressed, each episode focusing on a different question.

Truth Seekers | Episode 1

How to avoid being preachy

 

In our first episode of Truth Seekers, Maria joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to explore the question, ‘How do we discuss our faith with others without seeming preachy?’

What's covered in this discussion: 

☆ To push or not to push? Having conversations about Christ.

☆ How your attitude can inspire others to get curiosity about Christianity.

☆ Why living Orthodoxy is more valuable than preaching it.

☆ Why would God allow some people to die without knowing the Truth?

Truth Seekers | Episode 2

Is Christianity used to control people?

 

In the second episode of Truth Seekers, Max joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to explore the question, 'What do we say to those claiming that Christianity is a way of controlling people? Is it?'

Here’s what is covered in this discussion:

☆ Christ sets the ultimate example of love and freedom.

☆ What about spiritual fathers who use fear and guilt to control people? ☆ If God is freedom, then why does He give us guidelines to follow?

Truth Seekers | Episode 3

How do you truly connect with God in prayer?

In our third episode of Truth Seekers, Thomas joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to explore the question, ‘How do you truly connect with God in prayer?’

Here’s what is covered in this conversation:

☆ How to achieve a constant connection with God
☆ What ‘praying unceasingly’ really means
☆ Does it matter where or how we pray?
☆ Spiritual experiences are above prayer

Truth Seekers | Episode 4

Married or monastic?

In our fourth episode of Truth Seekers, Fay joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to explore the question, ‘Married or monastic - how do we understand our calling? Any practical ways to help us decide?’

Here’s what is covered in this conversation:

☆ Which path is right for my salvation?
☆ Discernment won’t come without prayer and guidance.
☆ Knowing your character before recognising your calling.
☆ Testing the waters before you commit.

Truth Seekers | Episode 5

How to humble yourself?

In our fifth episode of Truth Seekers, Tas joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to explore the question, ‘How do you think you can humble yourself before God?’

Here’s what is covered in this conversation:

☆ What examples of humility has Christ set for us?
☆ Overcoming embarrassment or anxiety when showing humility.
☆ The difference between trying to be humble and true humility.
☆ Understanding our spiritual limits.

Truth Seekers | Episode 6

why does god allow suffering?

In our sixth episode of Truth Seekers, Sara joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to explore the question, ‘In the face of a loving God, how do we give reasons for all of the suffering in our world?’

Here’s what is covered in this conversation:

☆ We are closest to God in our suffering.
☆ The purpose behind pain.
☆ Why do good things happen to bad people and vice versa?
☆ Helping others carry their cross.

Truth Seekers | Episode 8

how can we learn more about our faith in an accessible way?

In our seventh episode of Truth Seekers, Maria once again joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to explore the question, ‘How can we learn more about Christianity in an accessible way without doing a theological degree to understand our faith?’

Here’s what they chat about:

☆ Resources and ways to explore your faith.

☆ Prayer opens the door to a ‘theological’ understanding of faith.

☆ When you love God, you will understand God out of revelation.

☆ The building blocks: going to Church and reading the Bible.

Truth Seekers | Episode 9

how can you believe in something that can't be scientifically proven?

In our eighth episode of Truth Seekers, Max once again joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa. As Max converted to Christianity from atheism, he brings a unique perspective to the question ‘How can you believe in something that can’t be scientifically proven?’

Here’s what they cover in this conversation:

☆ Does historic and scientific evidence contradict or support Christianity?
☆ How to balance the search for proof with a leap of faith?
☆ As created beings, we will never fully understand our Creator.
☆ The lived experience of knowing is stronger than any evidence.

Truth Seekers | Episode 9 

How to avoid being self conscious?

In our ninth episode of Truth Seekers, Thomas once again joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to discuss the question ‘As a teenager, how can we avoid being self conscious?'

Here’s what they cover in this conversation:

☆ The popularity trap - weighing up our true priorities.

☆ Being made in the image of God is the source of our confidence.

☆ The importance of being our true self.

☆ Why you should surround yourself with friends who care about Christ.

Truth Seekers | Episode 10 | Is Christianity closed minded?

IIn our tenth episode of Truth Seekers, Fay once again joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to discuss the question ‘How do you respond to those who say that Christianity is closed minded?’ Here’s what they cover in this conversation:

☆ The Orthodox Church is a place to think, question and search.

☆ An open heart leads to an open mind.

☆ Ignorance often causes close mindedness.

☆ Why you should avoid close minded people in the Church.

Truth Seekers | Episode 11 How to talk about God in your workplace?

In our eleventh episode of Truth Seekers, Tas once again joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to discuss the question ‘How do you find a way to spread the Word of God to those who don’t want to hear it and how do you find the right setting? For example, in a workplace it might be inappropriate or you may not have enough time to even get into religion with colleagues.’ Here’s what they cover in this conversation:

☆ Setting an example through our actions and attitude.

☆ The art of ‘you do you, I’ll do me.’

☆ What to do if your workmates or boss doesn’t respect your faith.

☆ Striving for martyrdom in the modern workplace.

Truth Seekers | Episode 12 What do Christians believe happens after death?

In our season one finale of Season One of Truth Seekers, Sara once again joins His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa to discuss the question ‘What do Christians believe happens after death?’ Here’s what they cover in this conversation:

☆ Preparing for life after death.

☆ What do the saints have to say about the next life?

☆ Experiencing Heaven while on earth.

☆ God takes us at the perfect time. 

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